CPAG in Scotland blog

Welcome to the CPAG Scotland blog, where we comment on topical social issues and the latest research on child poverty in Scotland and in the rest of the UK. Comments and discussion are welcome – see our comments policy.

Yes is in the best interests of the fight against child poverty

In this, one of two guest blogs outlining why a Yes or No vote is in the best interest of ending child poverty in Scotland, Cailean Gallagher, a contributing author to Poverty in Scotland 2014: the independence referendum and beyond, makes the case for the Yes campaign.

What does the independence referendum mean for welfare rights and the future of social security?

What does the independence referendum mean for the future of social security? And for the rights workers and other frontline staff that advise and support low income families? These were the questions being fiercely debated at CPAG in Scotland’s annual welfare rights conference earlier this month.

At the very start of the day over 150 frontline advice workers attending the conference were asked for their views.